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01/07/12 12:00PM

We explore the development of operatic overtures.



Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000


Euridice: Prologue
Composer: Jacopo Peri
Ensemble: Coro Polifonico di Milano
Conductor: Angelo Ephrikian
CD/Album: Jacopo Peri: Euridice
Record co./Cat #: Amadeo 5002/3 [vinyl]


Pagliacci: Prologue
Composer: Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
Soloists: Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
CD/Album: Lawrence Tibbett
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7808
Release Year: 1989


Iphigénie en Tauride: Introduction
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Ensemble: Boston Baroque
Conductor: Martin Pearlman
Soloists: Christine Goerke, soprano
CD/Album: Gluck - Iphigénie en Tauride
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80546
Release Year: 2000


Die Zauberflöte: Overture
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
CD/Album: Mozart - Overtures
Record co./Cat #: RCA 56698
Release Year: 1999


Il barbiere de Siviglia: Overture
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Rossini Overtures
Record co./Cat #: London 433074
Release Year: 1992


Tristan und Isolde: Prelude
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Conductor: Karl Böhm
CD/Album: Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419889
Release Year: 1966


Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
CD/Album: Beetoven: Ouvertüren
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 429762
Release Year: 1989
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